On 15 December 2019 we will be introducing the biggest timetable change on the Great Western Railway network since 1976, bringing faster, more frequent services with thousands more seats across the region.
Around three quarters of journey times will be different from how they are today as we add new services and change old ones as part of the improvements.
In fact, the changes are so significant that we want to make sure customers aren’t caught out – particularly customers who travel with us regularly and are used to travelling on a specific service.
Trains will arrive and depart at different times – There will be more trains, with more seats but to allow the new timetable to work train times will be different to today.
Trains won’t always stop at the stations they do today – Journeys will be faster, but we are introducing new services, and they won't always stop at the places frequent travellers might be used to.
Most places on the Great Western Railway network are now served by new or more modern trains than they were just a couple of years ago.
The new timetable will introduce additional train services, and we’re working with Network Rail and other train companies to finalise the details, which we expect to be published in September.
What should I do?
It might seem at a little early to be thinking about Christmas, but these things creep up on us far too quickly and we want to make sure customers know what the changes could mean for them to avoid getting caught out. Over the coming months we will be publishing more information about the new timetable and how journeys will be changing. Keep checking this webpage, follow us on Facebook and Twitter for further updates – or help us make sure you get the most up to date information by giving us your contact details here.
Engineering work this Christmas
If you are travelling over the Christmas period, engineering work may affect your journey, find out more details about what is happening here.